Following a No. 1 single (“Old Alabama”) and album (This Is Country Music), reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley will launch his H20 II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour today (6/3) in Virginia Beach, VA. He’ll follow that performance with another tomorrow (6/4) in Hartford, CT. The 30 city trek includes four stadiums [...]
Mercury Records singer-songwriter Laura Bell Bundy will be hosting CMT’s Video Of The Year Special, premiering Saturday, June 4 at 1 pm CT. In the one-hour special, Bundy will portray everyone from Taylor Swift to Zac Brown as she presents the 10 nominees vying for Video of the Year at the 2011 CMT Music Awards [...]
A scant nine weeks is all it took for Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” to make the top of the charts. It’s been on a rapid climb since its ACM Awards debut, and scoots ahead of last week’s No. 1, “Mean” by Taylor Swift. Justin Moore will also be vying for a No. 1 soon as “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” edges up to No. 3. Toby Keith’s “Somewhere Else” sits tight at No. 4, and Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” packs on 100 new spins to move up to No. 5.
The Oprah Winfrey Network will host the world premiere superstar Shania Twain’s first new music in six years a song titled, “Today Is Your Day.” The event takes place during the final episode of “Why Not? with Shania Twain” airing Sunday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. As is fast becoming the custom, labels are [...]
Crystal Williams has joined Republic Nashville’s Promotion team as Director Southwest Promotion. “I am so thankful for this opportunity and am excited to be joining a team of such passionate and talented people. Although I will miss my friends and family in Florida, I am looking forward to starting this new chapter in my life with Republic Nashville!” says Williams.
It starts at 10 a.m., Thurs. June 9 at The Rutledge. The first 250 people will get in free and there will be a $5 breakfast plate available. But make sure you are awake, because the inaugural Rise, Shine & Party Time acoustic concert at CMA Music Festival is set to be anything but laid [...]
The Billboard Country Music Summit is planned for June 6-7 in downtown Nashville at the Renaissance Hotel. The two-day event features numerous panels, superstar Q&As with Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood plus an Industry Keynote study with Jason Aldean. The CMA will also sponsor a special industry research presentation. In addition to the educational schedule, [...]
Luke Bryan is set to headline the 10th annual CMT On Tour this fall with special guests Lee Brice and Josh Thompson. CMT On Tour: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines is set to kick off this September with approximately 25 shows to support Bryan’s third studio album for Capitol Records Nashville, Tailgates & Tanlines, due [...]
Tennessee state legislators have passed a bill that would make it illegal to use a friend’s login on music or video services like Netflix and Rhapsody, according to The Tennessean. TN Governor Bill Haslam has signed the bill, which goes into effect July 1. The purpose of the measure is to target hackers who sell [...]